Get on the water with taster sessions for little or no fee at sailing clubs and centres near you

All you need to know to get your children on the water this year at a location near you

Want to get on the water? Whatever boating you're interested in, here's how....

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Get on the water at your pace, adapted to your abilities

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Back to boating

Whether you want to share your childhood love of boating or are returning to sailing after an accident we are here to help you

 
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Now you've given it a go what are the next steps........

 
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Types of boating
Yacht sailing

Powered by the wind and your crew, yachts are larger boats where you can live on board.

 
Motor boat cruising

Motor cruising is a fun and sociable way to explore new places in comfort.

 
Dinghy sailing

Coming in a range of sizes and shapes there is a dinghy to suit everyone.

 
Powerboating

Powerboating provides freedom, versatility and fun for the whole family.

 
Personal watercraft

Personal watercraft are exciting, relatively easy to use and quite intuitive to drive.

 
Canal boating

Peaceful surroundings, time to relax and the excitement of exploring new places, all set in beautiful surroundings.

 
Boards

Take a look at how much fun windsurfing can be

The perfect book & eBook for those who wish to become active crew members

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The essential guide to ensuring that you have a great first-time experience exploring our inland waterways

The perfect book to get you started in powerboating

This ideal learning and reference tool is packed with all the essential knowledge that you need to get afloat, regardless of your age.

Take a look at our handy start windsurfing top tips to get you going

Volunteering

Motivated and enthusiastic volunteers play a key role in developing and maintaining thriving and successful clubs.

Learn how the RYA supports sailing clubs and centres around the UK.

Let us answer any questions you have about getting started

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